“What if he can only shine in the game ..imagining the way his brilliant game is fascinating that gaze ..- some ultimately fantasized Other’s gaze. ..This point from which I see myself as likable, ..the point of my symbolic identification: ..I can be active only insofar as I identify with another ..Gaze for which I am doing it. ..I can be active only insofar as I transpose onto another the passive experience of being fascinated by what I am doing. ..I can be active only insofar as I imagine myself appearing to this Other who registers my acts in the symbolic network. Interpassivity ..registers my acts in the symbolic network. ..Interpassivity ..gives birth to a ‘reflexive’ structure in which the gaze is redoubled, in which I ‘see myself being seen as likable.’” – SLAVOJ ZIZEK – Cogito’s Monstrosity

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